After G. Sivarajan Commission submitted its report on the controversial solar scam of 2013, at the Assembly on Thursday, the overall theme of the report running for more than 1,000 pages is shadowed by sex and sleaze involving the lady of the topic Saritha and politicians involved with her in an explicit manner.
The commission in its report stated that former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy; his Cabinet colleagues Aryadan Mohammed, A.P. Anil Kumar, and Adoor Prakash; former Union Minister and sitting MP K.C. Venugopal; former Union Minister of State Palani Manickam; Jose K. Mani, MP; Congress legislators; and senior IPS officers received bribe from the scam accused Saritha and Biju Radhakrishnan apart from asking for sexual pleasure from the former accused.
The report not containing any details of the investigation undertaken by the commission by adding on details based on a letter posted to him by Saritha in July 19, 2013, which also includes Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s words, amounted to finding Chandy and others prima facie guilty of having extracted sexual gratification from Saritha, besides taking huge sums as bribe from her and the company.
The commission rejected Chandy’s claim that he never knew Saritha before and also added that there were evidences to prove him wrong.
Saritha’s letter has been mentioned twice in the commission report, which does not claim of the scam involved in the solar panel case but states that she was forced to do a sexual favour for Chandy at Cliff House, the official residence of the Chief Minister, and that different leaders of the United Democratic Front, taking a total sum of Rs. 2.16 crore as commission from her.
The letter stated that Chandy collected Rs. 50 lakh from her through his son Chandy Oommen and his confidant Thomas Kuruvilla in New Delhi while Aryadan Mohammed bribed her of Rs. 25 lakh to sanction the solar policy, apart from forcing her to return the favour with sexual pleasure.
The commission has also taken the names of former Tourism Minister A.P. Anil Kumar who took Rs. 7 lakh, and acted as a mediator between Saritha and Union Minister K.C. Venugopal who subjected her to sexual exploitation at a five star hotel in Kochi. Her letter also named KPCC general secretary N. Subramoniyan to have sexually exploited her.
Another Congress politician, former legislator A.P. Abdullakutty has also been named in the letter who has sexually exploited her. Apart from politicians, top police officers have also been dragged into the controversy. Additional Director General of Police K. Padmakumar and Inspector General of Police M.R. Ajith Kumar, have been accused of having sexual affair from her.
The commission report also stated that the persons named by Saritha in the letter had contacts with her and her lawyer over telephone.